it could be marriage, or a desire for a warmer climate. but there's no denying migration patterns tell a lot about regional economic differences. so where are workers moving to in the u.s.? >> washington d.c. has been the top destination for several years now. i think that's a reflection of the growth of not only governmental activity in washington, but it's defense contrators, and fks who are there to protect the interests of their company. >> reporter: oregon, nevada, north carolina, and south carolina are also popular places to move. on the other hand, states like new jersey, illinois, west virginia, new york, and new mexico had an exodus of workers. many of those departures are rooted in lack of jobs, high taxes, and expensive housing. economists are pleased to see a pick-up in moving, because it reflects greater job opportunities, and improvement in the housing market. >> labor mobility, job growth and housing activity will all feed on eachther.